A new  survey conducted by Amárach Research has found that almost a third of parents  rarely or never monitor their children’s internet use at home. Photograph: iStockphoto

Parents are checking their children’s online behaviour less frequently, a new survey suggests, with almost a third of respondents saying they monit(...)

On the way: some of the plain packaging mandatory for cigarettes sold in Australia. Photograph: Reuters

Vincent Jennings is upfront about representing the interests of 1,200 retailers who sell cigarettes and other tobacco products. He is also upfront abo(...)

Previous generations in Ireland did not talk about their emotions, and there a sense that it was shameful, especially for men, to show emotion. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

How do we deal with our emotions and their consequences in Ireland today? Are we any better at discussing our feelings now than we have been in the(...)

“We very much welcome the decision by the Government to put in place a statutory investigation,” said Amnesty International Ireland executive director Colm O’Gorman. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Support groups last night welcomed the Government’s decision to initiate a statutory Commission of Investigation into mother and baby homes across th(...)

ISPCC chief executive Ashley Balbirnie said Childline has reached ‘breaking point’.  Photograph: Jon Challicom/ChildLine/PA Wire

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) has reported that Childline has witnessed a 20 per cent drop in funding since the (...)

More than 60 per cent of charities operating in Ireland have reported often 
serious falls in donations since scandals involving the Central Remedial Clinic, Rehab and the wider sector took hold.

Childline, the support service for children, has warned it may no longer be able to provide 24-hour nationwide support, due to a reduction in charitab(...)

Chloe Callaghan from Lucan at the launch of the ISPCC Shield Campaign at the Westbury Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A tendency to say “we’re only having a laugh” when making fun of others often excuses what the butt of the joke considers bullying, the launch (...)

ISPCC director of services Caroline O’Sullivan said the numbers show that the time is right to implement a complete ban. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A new study has revealed the number of Irish parents slapping their children has increased while 57 per cent of adults would support making physical (...)

Anne O’ Leary, chief executive of Vodafone Ireland, Minister For Justice Alan Shatter and  Garda Commisoner Martin Callinan  launch  a new Child Rescue Ireland (CRI) Alert smartphone app at Farmleigh house yesterdayn. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A smartphone app that will send out an immediate alert when a child goes missing has been launched.The app is designed to be of use in a country where(...)

Dan Flinter will become chairman  of The Irish Times on January 1st, 2014

Dan Flinter has been appointed a non-executive director of The Irish Times Limited and will succeed David Went as chairman from January 1st, 2014. Mr (...)